Canadian History Dictionary Index : Lord Dorchester Era Becomes Administrator 23 Protests As Member Of Council
against position taken by Carleton, 34; dismissed from Council,...
(Tilley era) Candidate in St. John County, New Brunswick. 85,
Anglin Timothy Warren 1822-1886 Born In Ireland Came To St John
New Brunswick, 1849. Established Weekly Freeman that year. Elec...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Armed schooner of eighty tons, 113; Pr...
Sedgewick Major Robert
(Count Frontenac era) Seizes Acadia by Cromwell's orders, 268.
Montgomery Richard 1736-1775 Born In Ireland Entered The British
army, 1754, and in 1757 stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia; serv...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Champlain's establishment at, for rai...
Cape St Vincent
(General Brock era) British naval victory of, 10.
Young George Paxton 1819-1889 Born At Berwick-upon-tweed Educated
at the University of Edinburgh; came to Canada, 1847; minister ...
(Egerton Ryerson era) Opposes Sir Charles Metcalfe, 126.
Bib : Works: Vie De Laval Henri De Bernieres Le Docteur
Labrie; Quebec en 1730; Mgr. de Saint-Vallier et son Temps;
Barkley Charles William 1759-1832 Served In The East India
Company; sailed on a trading voyage for sea-otter skins to the
Mowat Sir Oliver 1820-1903 Born In Kingston Ontario Educated
there; called to the bar of Upper Canada, 1841, and practised i...
Mackenzie Sir Alexander 1755-1820 John Graves Simcoe Era Visits Simcoe 188
recommends establishment of two trading-posts on Pacific coast,...
(Lord Dorchester era) Hampshire residence of Lord Dorchester, 3...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Naval officer, Upper Canada, 178.
Juan De Fuca
(Sir James Douglas era) His real name Apostolos Velerianos, 9; ...
Carter Sir James 1805-1878 Born In England Educated At Cambridge
called to the bar, 1832. In 1834 a puisne judge of the Supreme ...
Abraham Plains Of
See Plains of Abraham.
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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